WA: Kitsap County hunter dies near Tarboo Lake after falling from tree
October 27, 2012
A Kitsap County man died near Tarboo Lake in Jefferson County on
Oct. 27 after falling from a tree while deer hunting.
Dizon, 66, of Silverdale was hunting in Jefferson County accompanied
by Joseph Costello, 58, of Poulsbo.
The pair were hunting
north of Tarboo Lake, which is about 15 miles from Port Townsend.
Dizon had climbed a tree using a series of spikes, according to
Joe Nole, JCSO chief criminal deputy. For undetermined reasons,
Dizon fell from the tree, a drop of 25 feet, Nole said.
About noon, Dizon was located. Inquiries were made about possible
helicopter airlift from the U.S. Navy. An ambulance was brought to
the scene, but due to the rough terrain, could only get within 100
Dizon, who Nole said suffered internal injuries from
his fall, was being carried towards the ambulance when emergency
responders had to stop to perform CPR. Dizon died before he could be
prepared for medical transport.
Nole said Dizon’s rifle was
hanging by a rope in the tree. He said it’s a common practice for
hunters to lower their guns to the ground and then descend. He said
it’s possible Dizon slipped while descending.
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